*Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood
Did they really think today's teenage fans would go wild over a reunion video featuring five topless guys pushing 40? They're called "boy bands" for a reason.
Ages: 36 and 39
They got their way—golden boy Favre by getting pissy and forcing a trade after reneging on retirement; bad apple Ramirez by refusing to try and trashing the Red Sox. We always knew sports stars could be divas, but these two redefine the jerk-off jock.
Britney Spears was too far gone to be blamed for dating a paparazzo. But sleazy Ghalib should have known better than to try to hawk a post-breakup sex tape. There was a time when an offering like that would have been hot. This was not that time.
He's done his time for the reckless driving that put his young passenger in a nursing home for life, but after recorded phone conversations revealed Nick and his father, Hulk Hogan, rationalizing that the crash victim was being punished by God, here's hoping for house arrest—without reality-TV cameras.
Ripping off billionaires to finance a jet-setting lifestyle is one thing, but ripping off the Pope is just plain dirty. And having your actress girlfriend, as reported, cough up four $37,000 checks for your rent says po' boy, not playboy.
Just because we can't avoid the former A.C. Slater—in addition to beauty pageants and made-for-TV-movies, he's now hosting Extra and two MTV reality competitions—doesn't mean we have to like him.
When the actor-cum-cougar bait married Mariah Carey, it appeared his stock might rise. But Cannon's biggest achievement since then is second billing in a horror movie. Regifting his wife's engagement ring as rumored? Priceless.
In a year of finance-sector villains, Kerviel, the rogue trader whose high jinks cost his company $7 billion, deserves special recognition. So does his response: blaming his employer, Société Générale, for not catching him sooner.
After being adopted as McCain's "real guy" mascot, Wurzelbacher quickly proved to be a phoney—hiring a publicist, standing Mr. Maverick up at a rally. Turns out he wasn't a licensed plumber, he hasn't paid all his taxes, and his first name isn't even Joe—it's Sam.
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